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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
January 11, 2013
The film plays mostly as an uneasily satirical thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
January 4, 2013
This twist-heavy World War II drama would play as an absurdist comedy if the director wasn't so dead set on excluding just about any trace of humor from his self-serious project.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Simon Abrams
Village Voice
January 9, 2013
A banal World War II thriller dependent on contrived role reversals.
Dan Fainaru
Screen International
January 9, 2013
Neither the plot of this farfetched caper nor Murenberger's approach to it, do any kind of justice to what is still, whether some people like it or not, one of the most terrible episodes in human history.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 10, 2013
An awkward blend of anti-Semitic atrocities and identity-swapping absurdity, the World War II drama "My Best Enemy" struggles to find a convincing tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
January 14, 2013
While the film generates some mild suspense and the period re-creation is convincing enough, the twists eventually become more contrived and preposterous.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
January 9, 2013
My Best Enemy bleeds suspense like a pin-pricked tire. It wants to be clever, but survivor tales bring with them too much muck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
January 9, 2013
Strained attempt at WWII tragi-comedy isn't funny.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
January 10, 2013
A movie largely devoid of attitude or suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Peter Debruge
Variety
February 23, 2012
Entertaining, though conventionally told.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 10, 2013
The script relies on too many unlikely twists, but Bleibtreu manages to sell them all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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